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by ks_sachin
20 Aug 2020 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Doesn't direct impingement lead to more heating and require more cleaning for fouling? Both cases are frequent in sustained combat. Tsarkar ji, The effects of gunk accumulating on the BCG due to its direct exposure to the gas is somewhat mitigated in the modern rifles by coating it with an alloy. I...
by ks_sachin
20 Aug 2020 13:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

tsarkar I am sure the IA has thought of that.. I hope so. Reading the INSAS story on twitter made me realize the move to 5.56 was not based on field experience but a HQ decision based on theories of flatter trajectory and a desire to follow NATO. Can we now state that decision to go 7.62 is based o...
by ks_sachin
20 Aug 2020 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

tsarkar ji - there is an interesting video on forgottenweapons re the g36.
It appears that the heating leading to accuracy degrading had many facets to the debate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfPHZFsw40M

Appreciate your opinion.
by ks_sachin
20 Aug 2020 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Guys another question - what UBGL will be used with the 716i?
by ks_sachin
20 Aug 2020 13:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Bhardwaj it is not that bad. DI is using the gas to push the bolt back where in pistons the gas pushes the piston which pushes the bolt back. So exposure of the bolt directly to the gases as the rifle is cycling through will create more cleaning requirements. However if the SOPs are well laid out an...
by ks_sachin
20 Aug 2020 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

tsarkar wrote:Doesn't direct impingement lead to more heating and require more cleaning for fouling? Both cases are frequent in sustained combat.

For example, Jaffna University


tsarkar I am sure the IA has thought of that..

What happened WRT weapons malfunction in Jaffna university?
by ks_sachin
20 Aug 2020 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965075

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Speking of Tunnels on the Leh-Manali Axis, it looks like there are 4 tunnels being planned, with feasibility studies being conducted for tunnels at: - Shinku La - 4.15 km (this number seems way too short, at least based on the terrain map) - Baralacha La - 11.25-km, and - Lachulung La (Lungalacha L...
by ks_sachin
20 Aug 2020 05:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

After all this do we really need the AK203 production line?
by ks_sachin
19 Aug 2020 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Very. The most important work in Ak12/15/308 rifles is the locking mechanism for the dust cover. Railed AK dust covers are common by a dime a dozen, every manufacturer has introduced rigidity by strengthening the cover, but it remains a problem nevertheless. The problem also lies in the donkey kick...
by ks_sachin
19 Aug 2020 09:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Thakur_B, ParGha, SouravB here is a question for you guys..

How pronounced is the loss of zero with the AK design and the removable top cover?

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by ks_sachin
18 Aug 2020 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

ParGha / Thakur_B

Is this an image of the Insas 1C

https://i.imgur.com/CHxJvNt.jpg

I have seen an image of another design but that has a straight magazine and I presume that is the 7.62X51.

If this is then it look more like it..
by ks_sachin
17 Aug 2020 07:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

don't worry saar. after summer, winter and monsoon trials and 13 major and 24 minor modifications later, it will not even resemble a rifle. It appears to me OFB has jumped the quality perception "issues", however, organizational memory (on both sides) is too hard to erase. The other optio...
by ks_sachin
17 Aug 2020 05:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083027

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

How complex is A2G? @Sachin-ji... sorry to jump in on this question, but I thought I could offer some info (my PhD area of work, after all :-P). A2G is hard! Ground clutter, especially at long ranges is a huge problem. With look-down A2A modes, it is somewhat possible to mitigate that because a rea...
by ks_sachin
17 Aug 2020 03:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083027

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

IAF will not accept it. Period. They have far too many options available from foreign vendors. I believe it is having issue during some of the fighter specific flight profile. It was tested on a business jet, which obviously cannot replicate such profiles. The prototype was ready for flight testing...
by ks_sachin
17 Aug 2020 03:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

In an item which is largely slow moving technology but requires very high reliability, Reverse Engineering is best solution rather than reinventing the wheel. Sure no problem. Beg borrow and steal designs.earn and iterate. The end game is self sufficiency. But be intellectually honest or else you w...
by ks_sachin
17 Aug 2020 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

It externally is almost an exact copy. Infact the butt is so similar cannot be anything but the Dan. Tell me one original design by the OFB in small arms Saar!!! There you go again. The OFB rifle meets the GSQR and is made in India. You want a bureaucrat to be Colt or Browning or Kalashnikov? Sir p...
by ks_sachin
16 Aug 2020 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Visually looks very similar to the IWI Dan .338 for sure https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRR7TAysYIsb4nkPBL-NgmWUDvoaIdMxzD6JQ&usqp=CAU Doesn't look same to me at all, there are probably at least half a dozen that look "similar". Guys if you know exact details t...
by ks_sachin
16 Aug 2020 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083027

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

IAF will not accept it. Period. They have far too many options available from foreign vendors. I believe it is having issue during some of the fighter specific flight profile. It was tested on a business jet, which obviously cannot replicate such profiles. The prototype was ready for flight testing...
by ks_sachin
16 Aug 2020 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083027

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

https://www.onmanorama.com/news/columns/straight-talk/2020/08/15/reporter-defence-minister-rajnath-plane-talk-rafale.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true Uttam Ready The home-grown Uttam Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar developed by Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (L...
by ks_sachin
16 Aug 2020 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:
dinesh_kimar wrote:
Looks like a Carcal rifle


Most likely ToT of IWI Dan 0.338. OFB was looking for a partner in this category couple of years back.


So too good to be true sir.....
by ks_sachin
16 Aug 2020 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

....... Nachiketji I think 'Khadi Ninja' is a Non-Performing Asset as a RM and not a like to like replacement for late M Parrikarji (RIP) As Micheal Corleone says to Tom in Godfather : You are not a war-time Consigliori, 'Khadi Ninja' is not RM material and if there is war he will be a disaster! me...
by ks_sachin
15 Aug 2020 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31019

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

But the distrust and mistrust runs very deep...It is almost ingrained from a young offer level... But have they systematically cataloged and called them out in public? End of the day Indian military is the one who needs to figure out how to get the local product made by hook or crook to protect thi...
by ks_sachin
15 Aug 2020 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31019

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Thakur_B wrote:
ks_sachin wrote:The host is an idiot...


He does his best. He doesn't have the luxury of having followed BR for two decades like the rest of us :rotfl:


Sir that is not good enough.

I have been a journalist and thorough research was drilled into me....
by ks_sachin
15 Aug 2020 17:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31019

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Perhaps you have to see the quality of DPSU /!OFB manufactured stuff... Forget rifles just use their cloth for making your uniform or their shoes...I speak of exp from a while ago but.... Not true of all the products -- Arjun, Helina, Nag not inducted till now But the distrust and mistrust runs ver...
by ks_sachin
15 Aug 2020 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31019

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

I am just curious. Is there any TV talk shows, YouTube discussion involving an armed forces personnel where these points are raised and what has been their response? Including their response to the oft mentioned criticism that they give a free pass on specs when it came to imported items. I raise t...
by ks_sachin
15 Aug 2020 14:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31019

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Never-ending user trials, unexpected new demands for modifications / improvements quite late in the development cycle, and rejecting the whole system by citing a problem with some peripheral capability are common strategies used to thwart Indian items. These deliberately created delays are then use...
by ks_sachin
15 Aug 2020 04:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

So what is the answer - stop OFB and import? Or to find the problem and solve it - improve QC, introduce QA techniques, involve private players, independent audits of the production process periodically? All that you say. If we want to be taken seriously the we have to bite the bullet. To add to th...
by ks_sachin
14 Aug 2020 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

In fact you go as pee WiKi, there is not much difference in the weight of the Indian copy and the NTW-20 from Denel. In fact ours could be lighter. The NTW-20 is supposed to have a 2 man crew and the rifle gets dismantled into 2 pieces, each weighing 15 Kgs. Its the same with Vidhwanshak. Can be di...
by ks_sachin
14 Aug 2020 16:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Nevertheless, I hope irrespective of weight we have a lot of these Anti Material rifles, they can be very useful in LOC clashes and can be useful on the LAC as well. Vidwanshak was ordered for 100 nos for BSF - in UPA time it was claimed Army refused it because of weight( was it weight for special ...
by ks_sachin
14 Aug 2020 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 54407

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

I disagree KS sir that the Chief cannot do anything. The job of a chief doesnt start after he becomes the chief. His job starts when he becomes an Air Commodore and gets stationed at Air HQ. There are two jobs that any senior officer( GTE commodore) is supposed to accomplish improve operational rea...
by ks_sachin
14 Aug 2020 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

That is the copy of the Denel AMR. We already copied and developed the Vidhwanshak which was adopted by the BSF I think. So want is new here? The OFB is taking everyone for a ride by claiming "new weapon" etc.. None of these "product launches" are making sense here. There is not...
by ks_sachin
14 Aug 2020 06:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31019

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Avionics • Elbit CoMPASS opto-electronic suite • Missile approach warning system • Saab radar and laser warning system • Chaff and flare dispensers Hari Nair, What does Elbit Compass do? Thanks Ramana sir I asked you a question in the Arty thread about the kind of charge used in arty direct firing ...
by ks_sachin
14 Aug 2020 05:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli launches indigenous anti-material rifle. Ordnance Factory of Tiruchirappalli (OFT) on Thursday unveiled a new weapon, an anti-materiel rifle (AMR) to be used by the Indian Army. Defence minister Rajnath Singh launched the indigenous rifle through videoconferencing. ...
by ks_sachin
14 Aug 2020 04:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689367

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

- JF -17 's single engine DNA descends from a twin engined dogfighter called Baaz, while the Rafale's twin engines descend from the ATAR used in single engined ground attack aircraft. So it is superior. - JF -17 is a more good looking fighter. So it is superior. - JF-17 is structurally robust, whil...
by ks_sachin
14 Aug 2020 04:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 54407

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

KS_sachin sir this is not the right attitude. Am probably talking too idealistic here but if BRD screws up on an upgrade will IAF go outside to China to get the upgrade done no right ? HAL should be treated the same way. Set up well defined and mutually agreed upon acceptance criteria at HAL as par...
by ks_sachin
14 Aug 2020 03:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 54407

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

You are making an incorrect statement against ACM NAK Browne. Please retract it. Expecting ACM NAC Browne or other decision makers to jump with joy in 2013 in meaningless. Once performance is proven, they would definitely be happy to induct it. But not when its capabilities are unproven. If that up...
by ks_sachin
14 Aug 2020 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 54407

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

TSarkar ji all good points you make but unfortunately the three arms MoD, HAL and IAF need to be blamed for the Pilatus PC-7 decision. So long ago there used to be a program to re-engine the deepak with a turboprop. That was not pursued by any of the arms above except for HAL making some noise. The...
by ks_sachin
12 Aug 2020 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 54407

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

amar_p wrote:Yeah, but why not ?!


Go for it if it floats your boat.

For me it is the LCA and the HTT40.
by ks_sachin
12 Aug 2020 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 54407

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

amar_p wrote:Time to give this aircraft a name: I propose "pravat" meaning height is Sanskrit


HTT - 40 is just fine...
by ks_sachin
12 Aug 2020 04:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 841
Views: 176536

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

At this point, I actually feel bad for ARDE/OFB. Just when they started innovating, they are being showed the door. the 7.62x51 AR-2 ws pretty decent attempt. The prototypes were shunned for high recoil issues. Looking at SiG716 and the old AR-2 videos, the recoil seems not that bad. 0HsAFWeX63s Do...

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